31 Mar TUF 15: Episode 4 notes and results
Episode 4. March 30, 2012
Myles Jury (9-0, Team Cruz) @furyjury versus Al Iaquinta (5-1-1, Team Faber) @aliaquinta is the fight for this episode. Iaquinta was Urijah Faber’s first pick and 2nd overall while Jury was Dominick Cruz’ 3rd pick and 5th overall selected.
Justin Lawrence says he is not satisfied with his win and says he won’t be satisfied until he is the UFC champion.
Andy Ogle (Team Faber) says it is difficult to be in a house living with Team Cruz when they have won two in a row.
Mike Rio (Team Cruz) says Dominick Cruz trains and coaches “intense”. Highlights are shown of hard training for Team Cruz. Mike Rio is shown sparring with Myles Jury and gets hit with a spinning back-fist that hurts his knee on the fall. Dominick Cruz says that Rio is hurt but not injured.
Andy Ogle (Team Faber) is shown reading a love letter he is writing aloud to his teammates.
Al Iaquinta is shown training. He tells Urijah Faber that people have been telling him to defend a takedown but he does not want to defend, he wants to be on offense the whole fight. Iaquinta trains with the Serra-Longo team in New York.
Urijah Faber is shown visiting the fighters in the Ultimate Fighter House. Urijah brings in Jim Peterson who is a life-coach to talk to his team. Andy Ogle is happy getting the advice from the life-coach’s presentation. Chris Tickle (Team Faber) was the only member of his team who did not take part in the presentation.
Mike Rio is shown taping his knee and training. Rio struggles in training with the injury and has to stop grappling.
Dominick Cruz tells Myles Jury not to pace himself when hitting pads. Jury is shown hitting pads. Cruz says Jury is a good wrestler with good punches.
Daron Cruickshank tells Team Faber that they should choose Mike Rio to fight because he’s old and seems like he’s always hurt. Andy Ogle says he wants to fight Mike Rio because he beat one of his friends to get into the house.
Both Myles Jury and Al Iaquinta have been selected for previous seasons of The Ultimate Fighter but injuries prevented them from appearing.
Myles Jury (9-0, Team Cruz) @furyjury versus fight Al Iaquinta (5-1-1, Team Faber) @aliaquinta- (155 lbs.-light-weight)
Round 1- Iaquinta and Jury both land punches to the face as they exchange in the first minute. Jury lands leg kicks and a good jab but Iaquinta fires back with some solid punches. Jury lands a superman punch and clinches for a takedown but Iaquinta breaks away. Jury lands a head kick and a flying knee and looks for a takedown but Iaquinta wraps up his legs and attempts a wish-bone but Jury gets to his feet and scores a slam down to the mat. Iaquinta gets back to his feet but Jury hangs on to his back as the round comes to an end. I would score Round 1 for Myles Jury: 10-9
Round 2- Jury kicks Iaquinta low within the first 10 seconds of the round and action is momentarily stopped. Jury lands a head-kick when the fight resumes but Iaquinta charges back and lands a solid punch. Jury lands a solid punch that staggers Iaquinta but Al fires back with a punch that rattles Jury. Iaquinta charges forward and pressures Jury with a punch to the head and a kick to the body. Iaquinta controls the octagon and continues to land strikes and stalk his opponent. Jury clinches Iaquinta and takes his back while standing but Iaquinta pushes him away. Jury lands a solid knee to the face and a takedown to end the round in Iaquinta’s guard. I would score Round 2 for Al Iaquinta: 10-9
Dana White is in the octagon to announce the fight is a draw after 2 rounds and we go to a sudden-victory round.
Round 3- Iaquinta charges forward with a flurry of punches and controls the first minute of the round. Iaquinta lands a hook and straight jabs as he continues to control the octagon. Iaquinta and Jury both look for big strikes but are unable to connect with anything substantial. Iaquinta and Jury throw wild punches and clinch as the fight comes to an end. I would score Round 3 for Al Iaquinta: 10-9
Al Iaquinta def. Myles Jury via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Urijah Faber selects Michael Chiesa (7-0, Team Faber) @MikeMav22 to fight Jeremy Larsen (8-2, Team Cruz) @JeremyLarsenMMA next week. Chiesa was Urijah Faber’s 5th pick and 10th overall while Larsen was Dominick Cruz’ 8th (last) pick and 15thoverall.
Quick week-by-week results
Week 1- March 9, 2012 Results
Joe Proctor def. Jordan Rinaldi via submission (guillotine) at 2:08 in Round 1
Cristiano Marcello def. Jared Carlstens via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:43 in Round 1
Sam Sicilia def Eric Beach via KO (punch) at 0:08 in Round 1
Chris Tickle def. Austin Lyons via KO (punch) at 0:24 in Round 1
Andy Ogle def. Brendan Weafer via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Vinc Pichel def. Cody Pfister via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:39 in Round 1
John Cofer def. Mark Glover via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Chris Saunders def. Chase Hackett via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
James Vick def. Dakota Cochrane via split-decision (10-9, 10-9, 9-10)
Michael Chiesa def. Jonathan Vistante via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:05 in Round 1
Mike Rio def. Ali Maclean via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:32 in Round 1
Justin Lawrence def. James Krause via TKO (punches) at 1:25 in Round 1
Daron Cruickshank def. Drew Dober via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Jeremy Larsen def. Jeff Smith via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Al Iaquinta def. Jon Tuck via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Myles Jury def. Akbarh Arreola via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Week 2- March 16, 2012 Results-James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) def. Daron Cruickshank via KO (knee) at 2:16 in Round 1
Week 3- March 23, 2012 – Justin Lawrence (@AmericanKiddMMA) def. Cristiano Marcello via KO (punch) at 3:16 in Round 2
Week 4- March 30, 2012- Al Iaquinta (@AlIaquinta) def. Myles Jury via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Quarter-finalists: James Vick (Team Cruz), Justin Lawrence (Team Cruz), Al Iaquinta (Team Faber), TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD.
Team Cruz: Justin Lawrence (3-0) 1st pick, 1st overall, Sam Sicilia (10-0) 2nd pick, 3rd overall, Myles Jury (9-0) 3rd pick, 5th overall, Mike Rio (8-1) 4th pick, 7th overall, James Vick (4-0) 5th pick, 9th overall, Vinc Pichel (7-0) 6th pick, 11th overall, Chris Tickle (7-4) 7th pick, 11th overall, Jeremy Larsen (8-2) 8th pick, 15th overall.
Team Faber: Al Iaquinta (5-1-1) 1st pick, 2nd overall, Cristiano Marcello (12-3) 2nd pick, 4th overall, Daron Cruickshank (10-2) 3rd pick, 6th overall, Joe Proctor (7-1) 4th pick, 8th overall, Michael Chiesa (7-0) 5th pick, 10th overall, John Cofer (7-1) 6th pick, 12th overall, Andy Ogle (8-1) 7th pick, 14th overall, Chris Saunders (4-1) 8th pick, 16th overall.
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